According to the 2000 Census data, Noxubee County has apopulation of 12,548, of whom 3,667 (29.2%) are white, and 8,634(68.8%) are black. Of the 8,697 persons of voting age, 2,826(32.5%) are white and 5,711 (65.7%) are black.
Series: Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law § 6 (2003). Theirauthority is thus said to be "superior to that of any otherplayers in the process." Id. (“the local parties' role in theconduct of the primaries is all encompassing”).The Government’s Claims:When the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, the populationof Noxubee County was approximately 70% black and 30% white, but100% of the elected officials in the county were white. Now,forty years later, the population of Noxubee County is still about70% black and 30% white, but 93% of elected officials are black.
Four of five members of the Board of Supervisors are black; fiveof five members of the Election Commission are black; five of fivemembers of the Board of Education are black; and with theexception of the county prosecuting attorney, all countywideelected officials are black, including the circuit clerk, chanceryclerk, sheriff, tax assessor, superintendent of education,coroner, two justice court judges and two constables. Moreover,the Democratic party in Noxubee County, once dominated by whites,is now majority black; and Democratic party officials in NoxubeeCounty, including NDEC Chairman Ike Brown and all but one of the30 current members of the NDEC, are black. Thus, whereas whites
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